Responding to Violent Incidents Training Program Announced

– Responding to Violent Incidents Training is one-hour, self-paced program provides participants with a basic knowledge of best practices gleaned from fire departments across the country and provides recommendations in-line with NFPA 3000™ (PS) Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program. READ


Everyone Goes Home® in the Wildland - Wildland Firefighters

Wildland Firefighters Want to be Sure Everyone Goes Home®

– Wildland firefighters from around the country say the status quo about safety must change. Too many wildland firefighters are dying and getting hurt. This is the key message from a series of listening sessions the NFFF held across the country. Learn More:
» A Conversation with Vicki Minor & Ron Siarnicki
» 16 Initiatives for the Wildland Firefighter
» Everyone Goes Home® in the Wildland
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Firefighter Health and Safety

Make Health, Safety and Wellness Your Department’s Priority

– The September issue of Firehouse Magazine features the 2018 Fire Service Health and Safety Report. This 32-page supplement emphasizes the value of a progressive, safety-focused fire service culture, and provides information and resources to help firefighters implement the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.  READ


FDSOA Announces New Safety Forum Scholarship

– The Fire Department Safety Officers Association is pleased to introduce the FDSOA Safety Forum Scholarship, sponsored by Dave Dodson, fire service author, lecturer and trainer.  READ


Experts Agree National Standards for Fire Service Emergency Response Policies Will Improve Firefighters Safety

– In May 2018, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation gathered 30 fire service subject matter experts to evaluate and discuss Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #11: National standards for emergency response policies should be developed and championed. READ


Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award

Chiefs Butler and Tippett Receive the Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award

– The Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award recognizes personal commitment and achievement in the area of health and safety. READ


Carrying the Weight of PTSD to Raise Awareness and Support

– Like many people in the fire service, the gravity of what Diana has seen and experienced lingered with her, leading to a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2009, she began competing in off-road trail races and triathlons to deal with her PTSD symptoms and found great healing in the sport. READ


Everyone Goes Home® Advocates

Everyone Goes Home® Advocates Gather for a Safer Fire Service

– Enthusiasm and energy were apparent among fire service leaders attending the 2018 National Everyone Goes Home® Advocates/Phoenix Society Workshop, held June 21-23 in Quincy, Massachusetts. READ


FDSOA’s New Aerial Maintenance Program

– The Fire Department Safety Officer Association announced a new hands-on Aerial Maintenance program will be part of the 2019 Apparatus Maintenance & Specification Symposium. Aerial Maintenance: What you need to know program, with Instructor Mike Adams, Fleet Supervisor, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA), Colorado, on Wednesday, January 23rd in Orlando, Florida. READ


2018 Firefighter Safety Stand Down Bulletin

– The theme of the 2018 Firefighter Safety Stand Down is "Be Aware - Get Checked". The Stand Down is scheduled to occur June 17-23 and will highlight the importance of responders taking care of... READ